First-person view (FPV) drone racing is a competitive sport where participants pilot drones via a camera and a head-mounted live stream display. In such competitive races, winning can come down to the smallest of margins, so mechanical components … [Read more...] about How do I get the most out of my Drone bearings?
The final vessel in a series of five ship-assist tugs has been successfully converted to Thordon’s RiverTough tailshaft bearings and TG100 shaft seals and has returned to work on the Mississippi River. These five tugs are considered to be the … [Read more...] about Tailshaft bearing retrofit for tugboat application
Constructed in the mid-1930s, the Norris Dam was the first major project for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Its purpose was to bring economic development to the region and control the flooding that had long plagued the Valley. TVA worked … [Read more...] about PTFE thrust bearing conversion improves operations at hydropower station
Condensate pumps can get very hot. They are used in industrial steam systems to collect and return steam to a boiler for reuse. This is why when a large energy company in Africa required lineshaft and bowl bearings for condensate pumps at its … [Read more...] about Vesconite Hitemp 150 used in condensate pumps
Emerson Bearing Boston, a bearing company catering to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) markets around the world, has expanded their bearing line with innovative plastic bearings. Plastic … [Read more...] about Emerson Bearing Boston expands line of plastic bearings.
SKF has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or process operation. Lubrication is vital to rotating equipment performance and … [Read more...] about SKF Enlight ProCollect to support lubrication management
The temperature of furnaces can reach a whopping 1800° C. For applications exposed to these extremes, how important is choosing and applying the right kind of lubrication? Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of specialist bearings supplier, SMB … [Read more...] about What’s the importance of high-temperature lubricants in bearings?
By Travis Shive | Analytical Tools Expert • SKF USA Inc. Bearings are a fundamental part of any machine — which is why the design of their moving elements can mean the difference between an efficient machine and one that continually wears out and … [Read more...] about Sizing and selecting bearings with software in 2020
By Mike Santora || IoT and predictive maintenance remain critical areas of focus and innovation for the bearing industry in 2020 — as do advances in lubrication and material science. To get a better understanding of these technologies and what … [Read more...] about Top bearing trends: IoT, new materials, and innovation lubrication modes
One of South Africa’s largest independent polyurethane and plastic foam manufacturers restarted an important gear pump, used to pump glue to rebound foam chips, without difficulty after the company’s December-January closed period. Because the gear … [Read more...] about Pump restarts successfully after closed period